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There are many secret rooms and things we don’t know about in pretty much every government building there ever was, but there are a great deal of things we didn’t know about one of the most important buildings in the United States. We certainly didn’t know these things before now but that’s why these are Hidden Secrets Inside The White House The Public Doesn’t Know About.
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#4 - The Pres And First Lady Had Code Words For Personal Time
Although they don’t appear to really be enjoying each other’s company in this image, the current President and First Lady do like to spend some alone time together. Because they are who they are, Potus and Flotus, they are surrounded by security detail every step they take. Getting any sort of alone time seems like it would be really hard to come by seeing that they are always being watched like a hawk. So, to combat these issues, the President and his wife go about their business and the Secret Service issues a special code. In these engagements, the President is referred to as “Renegade” while the First Lady is given the codename “Renaissance.” The words “quality time” is then termed “discussing the Bosnian problem.” Although we can’t see the problem here. The full-on version for Potus and Flotus to steal away and act like teenagers is “Renegade can’t be disturbed now. He and Renaissance are discussing the Bosnian problem.” Gross.
#3 - The White House Has Literally Been A Zoo
No, we aren’t making jokes about the people here, we are actually talking about animals and man, have there been a lot living at the White House throughout the course of each presidency. We aren’t going to mention any of the normal house pets like dogs or cats, because there would simply be too many of them. Back in the day, Thomas Jefferson has a mockingbird that flew around the house, Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, Emily, had a pet snake. John Quincy Adams had an alligator that lived in the bathroom while the two alligators Herbert Hoover’s sons had roamed around the yard. Out of all of the Presidents, however, the one who had the strangest and most exotic pets was Calvin Coolidge and his wife Grace. Here she can be seen holding a raccoon but they have had a bear cub, a bobcat, two lions, a wallaby, and a pygmy hippo as pets at the White House.
#2 - The Oldest Painting Was Almost Destroyed
Pictured here is the oldest painting in the entire building, George Washington’s portrait by Gilbert Stuart. The portrait hangs in the East Room, the place where the President holds meetings with the most prominent people in the world, but it wouldn’t have made it here today if not for Dolley Madison. In the War of 1812, British troops came and torched the White House, the former first lady, clearly thinking quickly, cut out the painting from the frame before she rolled it up and took it with her for safekeeping. It has since been reframed and it looks as good as new, thanks to her. The only sad part about her daring rescue is that the original painting that was there was only a copy itself. The copier had even misspelled the words “United States” so that it read “United Sates.”
#1 - There Is A Shopping Center Under The White House
This is certainly not something we knew but it really is a hidden secret the public isn’t supposed to know about. Although you see the President and his staff shopping while abroad, you don’t ever see him or his family dash into a mall, stateside, to shop. The reason for that is simply they don’t go because they don’t have to, and we aren’t just talking about the current Potus and Flotus. Although they could have each had their own shopping mall BEFORE Trump became President, they don’t have to waste time now, because they live on top of one. Apparently, underneath the White House is a mall of sorts. Not only does it have some of the best clothing in the world, some of which you can see on the racks in this picture, but there are also services such as a florist, a carpenter, and even a dentist.